September 6, 2012
"Write one true sentence"
I'm reading Hemingway's "A Moveable Feast" right now and am enjoying it thoroughly. I've always been a huge fan of his writing -- "Shooting An Elephant" is one of the best short stories ever, in my opinion. It's also good to know that he, like so many other writers, would sometimes get stuck. I don't like to use the term "writer's block" because I don't believe it really exists. To me, it's more a matter of starting something, anything, and not worrying where it's going to lead. As Hemingway says in "A Moveable Feast," just "write one true sentence." Everything else will flow from that.